This edition of The Courier was digitized on February 23, 2018.
By Kelly Lan, Courier Staff Writer
James Logan High School’s improv show is a student run production that guarantees people an hour of laughter.
The show consists of four actors and one host. They play different games that involves either two of the actors or all of the actors.
The first game was a mock dating game show. One actor was the player looking for love and the others were the contestants. The contestants made up really interesting and hilarious hobbies such as one who was a different president every time the host touched his hair and another one who was a singer like Snoop Dog. The player chose the contestant who acted like Abraham Lincoln, but he pointed to the wrong person.
By Simran Kalkat, Courier Editor-in-Chief
Logan alumnus Thomas Tiger Zhong did not wait until his senior year of UCLA to leave a mark on campus. In the first take of his directing career, he became responsible for a broken window at the women’s bathroom in Haines Hall.
The broken window must have been worth it. In just his freshman year of college, Tiger’s film was selected to go to the renowned Cannes Festival, an annual film festival held in Cannes, France. The prestigious festival is an invitation only event in which new films from all over the world are previewed.
Tiger’s journey to Cannes began when he submitted a script to UCLA’s Film and Photography Society (FPS Productions). Every quarter two scripts are selected by the FPS, Tiger’s being one of them. Once the script was selected, Tiger became the director and writer, and the FPS supplied him with the rest of the cast and crew so that he could begin the filming process. The five-minute film, titled “Run” is about the relationship of two young adults after a break-up.
“Usually when I try to tell, like an elevator pitch of my story in five seconds or so, I usually tell people it’s about a guy chasing after a girl with a crowbar,” said Tiger.
Written by Alyssa Tornel, Entertainment Editor
Black Panther, one of the most highly anticipated films of the year, truly lived up to the hype.
Chadwick Boseman stars as T’Challa/Black Panther. T’Challa returns to his home country, Wakanda, after the death of his father to take on the role of king. Everyone in the world thinks that Wakanda is a third world country but it’s actually one of the most advanced places in the world. Wakanda is threatened by Klaue (Andy Serkis) with the help of Erik Killmonger who plan to reveal to the rest of the world what Wakanda is really like. Killmonger decides he’d rather work alone. He goes to Wakanda to challenge T’Challa for the throne. Once Killmonger “defeats” T’Challa, he begins his plan to send out vibranium weapons, the strongest metal on Earth, to the oppressed all around the world. The people of Wakanda know this is wrong but they can’t disobey their king. Some begin to rebel and fight both Killmonger and those who follow him. Shuri, Nakia, Okoye, and Ramonda (played by Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, and Angela Bassett respectively) help to defend their country and stop the vibranium from being sent out. Once they successfully take down Killmonger, they realize he was right in a way so they decide to share what Wakanda has and is really like to the rest of the world.
By Sheris Mendiola, Courier Staff Writer
Actor Kevin Spacey is no longer starring in the award winning TV show House of Cards because of the multiple men who came forward about his sexual assaults. The Today Show anchor, Matt Lauer, was fired and openly admitted to the allegations. Amidst allegations of inappropriate behavior, comedian Louis C.K got his Netflix show canceled and was dropped from the FX network. Harvey Weinstein’s former producer of Kill Bill and Lord of the Rings trilogy is completely out of the entertainment industry. James Franco who was accused of sexual misconduct was taken out of Vanity Fair magazine cover. Many other men have been accused. Sahar Kharie said, “All these men deserve the punishment they are receiving.”
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By Victoria Sanchez, Courier Staff Writer
“The Post” released on January 12, 2018 by director Steven Spielberg starring Meryl Streep, and Tom Hanks, captures the true events of the race to publish government papers entailing the truth about the Vietnam War.
Set in 1971 Meryl Streep’s character, Katharine Graham is the publisher of The Washington Post, who took over the company from her late husband, and originally started by her father, Eugene Meyer. She is working to make her company go public while trying to assert her place in a male dominated position.
Daniel Ellsberg, a military analyst, is shown in the opening scenes writing about the condition of the American war effort. After describing to the Secretary of Defense, Robert McNamara and then President Lyndon Johnson that we were losing the war, McNamara goes on the tell the American public lies of our progress in Vietnam. Ellsburg takes the initiative to secretly print the entirety of the Pentagon Papers so that major publications such as the New York Times can expose the government’s secrets regarding the Vietnam War.